Living up to our human rights commitments

A compilation of statements by the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. It draws on text from the UHRC Annual Reports of 2009 and 2010, and the Commission’s presentation to the Universal Periodic Review 2012 found at


Police Raid on LGBTI Activists Workshop in Kampala Condemned

A Joint Press Statement by East And Horn Of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, Foundation For Human Rights Initiative, Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, Freedom House And Civil Society Coalition On Human Rights And Constitutional Law on the raiding of LGBTI activists workshop in Kampala by police 19th June 2012

“This arbitrary closure confirms a pattern of behaviour by the authorities, that LGBTI people, and those working on LGBTI issues, will not be afforded the same protections as other people in this country”


Parliamentarians! protect all Ugandans!

In 2009 a Ugandan parliamentarian attained international notoriety and brought the Parliament of Uganda into disrepute when he tabled the so-called Anti-Homosexuality Bill, subsequently dubbed the ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill. The Bill proposed killing some gays, imprisoning others, turning friends, neighbours and family members to spy on one another, and further restricting civil society space and freedoms.

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